Lake Hodges Trail

EASY 25 reviews

Lake Hodges Trail is a 16.5 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Rancho Santa Fe, California that features beautiful wild flowers and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

16.5 miles 954 feet Out & Back

dogs on leash

hiking

mountain biking

trail running

walking

lake

views

wild flowers

wildlife

over grown

rocky

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mountain biking
3 months ago

Really like this trail when I want to get extra work out!

9 months ago

9 months ago

hiking
10 months ago

Pro: Hiked from Rancho Bernardo neighborhood to Old Glory (flag on top of a hill). Great 9 mile in/out hike with spectacular views, tons of wildflowers and great bird watching. I did this hike in late March 2016.

Con: Always prefer a loop hike and this was an in/out hike. Poison oak got me :-(

hiking
10 months ago

Easy trail, not too many people. A nice quick and easy hike.

1 year ago

hiking
1 year ago

mountain biking
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2 years ago

hiking
2 years ago

Will return. Great views. Challenging ascent for me, but not overwhelming. Lots of rocks (glad to have worn good hiking shoes.) Heavy traffic, dogs and families. Some bikers. Elfin Forest (no signs from road indicate Lake Hodges). Parking was packed, ended up on the highway.

hiking
2 years ago

Great park and trail systems. Plenty of bird watching.

hiking
2 years ago

mountain biking
2 years ago

hiking
3 years ago